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Watch/Listen to Oral Arguments in the 3rd Circuit Re: New Jersey’s Sensitive Places – Koons/Seigel v. Platkin

On October 25, 2023 at 11AM Eastern Time, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the now-combined Koons/Siegel v. Platkin. In June of this year, a three-Judge panel of the 3rd Circuit reinstated large portions of the New Jersey carry killer bill that laid out a long list of sensitive places that are off-limits to concealed carry of firearms. The decision was outside of the bounds set forth in the Bruen decision and clearly unconstitutional. Now we have our day in court.

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NJ Issues NEW Qualification for Concealed Carry Holders

Although we shouldn’t have to “qualify” to exercise a core civil right, the State of NJ has eased the PTC qualifications to a more reasonable level and extended the deadline to December 31, 2023, thanks to the hard work of Dan Schmutter and Scott Bach of ANJRPC, Evan Nappen, and Anthony Colandro (Gun for Hire).

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NJ PTC Holders — Take This Seriously!

Have a New Jersey PTC? You’re a target now.

If you have a PTC or are planning to get one, this article is for you. The 2nd Amendment is YOUR right and it’s incredibly important to exercise it intelligently and responsibly for myriad reasons.

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NJSP “Interim” Training Requirements Create Sh!tShow

The new training and qualification standards for New Jersey permit-to-carry holders have been released. There has been nothing but mass confusion amongst members of the public, gun ranges, lawyers, and even the police. Not to mention, the actual qualifications require the athletic acumen of a ninja to pass.

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3rd Circuit Decision Reinstates Most of Carry-Killer Law

In a disappointing, but not entirely unexpected, given who the judges are, decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a partial stay against Judge Bumb’s recent preliminary injunction in the now-consolidated cases of Koons v. Platkin and Siegel v. Platkin. These cases challenge just about every aspect of New Jersey’s carry killer law that makes most of the Garden State off limits to civilian concealed carry.

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Analysis of Judge Bumb’s Opinion That Put NJ Carry Killer Law On Hold

Judge Bumb went to great lengths to write a well-thought opinion in the matter of a preliminary injunction against New Jersey’s so-called carry killer law which invalidates public carry of firearms in the vast majority of the state. As she pointed out, the legislators who got the bill passed, as well as the state attorneys that are currently defending the new law, have not done any research and have nothing to support their claims of constitutionality.

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Judge Bumb Issues Preliminary Injunction In New Jersey Carry Killer Case

Yesterday, May 16, Judge Bumb issued a Preliminary Injunction in the now-consolidated Siegel and Koons carry killer cases that falls squarely on the side of 2nd Amendment freedoms. Right up there with the Bruen decision, this is one of the biggest and best 2A court rulings the Garden State has ever seen. The case isn’t over and could take some time to reach a final conclusion but the PI is a great indicator that we have some permanent freedom coming our way!

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New Jersey Courts No Longer Amending PTCs

Thinking about how to amend your court-issued permit to carry so you can conceal that new pistol you just picked up? Think again. A new directive was just issued to the county courts ordering them to stop amending permits effective immediately.

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Oral Arguments Heard in PI Phase of NJ Carry Killer Case

This past Friday, Judge Bumb spent four and a half hours listening to arguments from both plaintiffs and defendants in the now-merged cases challenging New Jersey’s “sensitive places” law which makes the vast majority of the state off-limits to concealed carriers. No ruling on the PI has been issued yet, but it was quite the interesting hearing.

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The Judges Created an Unsafe Situation

Before the so-called Carry Killer bill was signed into law, some judges were issuing carry permits that create inherent safety risks to the gun carrier as well as those in the immediate vicinity. Of course, New Jersey’s legislators loved this provision so much that they incorporated it into A4769. Some judges might be ideologically motivated and some might think they are “doing the right thing”. One thing is for certain: they are putting us all at risk.

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Siegel/Koons v. Platkin
Oral arguments heard Oct 25
Awaiting opinion from 3rd Circuit of Appeals

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